01.Oct.2012 Letter from Ed Ray

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Can someone please explain this letter written by Ed Ray? I don't get it. He wants fans to wear black to show they aren't racists? Read this letter twice and still don't understand what is going on. Anyone?

To the OSU Community:

I write today to challenge all of us to demonstrate the great progress we have made at Oregon State University in the last five years to create a more inclusive community one that celebrates our differences and shows that together we are attaining excellence through diversity.

This fall, we can do that in a very simply way: wear black attire to the Oregon State – Utah football game on Oct. 20 and to the Cal game on Nov. 17 to express support and affection for the remarkable football Beavers. This simple act sends a profound message: that we are united as a community and that those who engage in behavior that is hurtful to others will not deter us from taking this next step in appropriately living our values.

In recent weeks, discussion about going forward with wearing black attire to two OSU football games this year has called attention to an incident in 2007 that was very hurtful to many in our community. At that Blackout Reser event, some students seeking attention wore black facepaint and afro hair wigs to the game. A picture of one of those individuals was published in the Daily Barometer. A very brave woman of color asked the Barometer to publish a guest editorial about how hurtful it was to see the paper portray such negative stereotypes. The Barometer declined to publish her editorial, which led to deeper, powerful discussions of insensitivity and ignorance on this campus. Sadly, some did not know that white students wearing black face and afros represented a throwback to hateful times in this country when white minstrels "played" black entertainers, and that such behavior was and is hurtful and frightening to many among us. In time, the editor of the Barometer understood the need for swift and strong condemnation of such behavior.

At the next MLK Jr. Breakfast on campus, I noted that there will always be knuckleheads among us and that we will know that we have made real progress toward an inclusive community when we can call out foolish behavior, secure in the knowledge that we have each other's back. I believe in each of you and the basic goodness of this wonderful community and University, and I believe we can show support for our football team and for each other in this simple way: appropriately support your school's athletes by wearing black attire to the Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 Beaver football games.

We cannot always choose the time and place and circumstances to demonstrate the power of our convictions. Yet, we can make a powerful statement about who we are and what we stand for with this simple act.

Others have been involved in discussions about promoting this activity and it was announced that we would not promote a campaign for fans to wear black attire to these football games. I take full responsibility and apologize for not engaging in that discussion sooner. I hold myself and all of us accountable for understanding the harmful effects of racial stereotypes and avoiding behavior that perpetuates those stereotypes. I would hope the Barometer would also avoid perpetuating stereotypes and will condemn the behavior if it occurs.

Sincerely,

Edward J. Ray
President, Oregon State University

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  • homefry homefry says:
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    I think his account was hacked…the writing is choppy and non-congruent. I will say that I think “blackface” is racist. It was not a homage to black entertainers, I believe it was a “nudge, nudge-wink wink ” look at us white folks spoofing the brothers dig…

    OSU ’82

    • helmsley says:
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      “the writing is choppy and non-congruent” I agree.

  • bone says:
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    So much for Jack’s theory of this letter putting the whole thing to rest.

    • angry angry says:
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      You guys discussed this already? I didn’t read the comments from the thread prior to yesterday.
      Didn’t see the letter until tonight.
      What’s the verdict? What the hell is this all about?

      • bone says:
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        the way I see it is that he is re-instating the black-out games and that he isn’t going to let a few “knuckleheads” ruin what is suppose to a fun, supportive event for the team. So the black-out is back on and being promoted.

  • BeavGirl BeavGirl says:
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    that’s a strange letter..comes off as nervous and rambling. plus there’s a super obvious typo. very awkward :/ i kind of hope someone hacked it, just for their dignity’s sake.

    Also why does the clothing color have to be black? they might as well just go paint their faces black too lool. If this turns out to be a real thing it seems like just a panicky knee-jerk reaction by the administration.

  • 10CentLine says:
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    sounds like a hoax.

  • Beavsbeavsbeavs says:
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    Georgia has had a black-out before…no shitstorm
    Oregon has had a black-out before…no shitstorm
    Utah has had a black-out before…no shitstorm
    BYU will have a black-out against us next week…no foreseen shitstorm
    For god sake my HIGH SCHOOL had a blackout once! Im not sure why OSU is having such a problem with this.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    Nobody replied to this on the previous thread, so I stick it in yet again….

    LOL White musicians put on black face and played the banjo and sang in what they thought was a “black” way, not to ridicule the black slaves, but to honor the music they had brought from Africa and the “black” songs written by such as Stephen Foster.

    The business of the AFRO is that of many blacks in the 70?s, as well as whites, who wore their hair that way. Ray Blume wore an afro, didnt he?

    So please, how is blackface and an afro, a bad stereotype? I dont imagine backs as having afros. They didnt have them in slavery days. And the blackface minstrals didnt wear afros, I dont think.

    Wasnt the afro part of the black power movement? So if anything, its a symbol of black assertiveness. Hey, it was a bad looking hairstyle, but lots of fashion from the 70?s was bad.

    I guess I am just a bigot.

    —to add a bit….I suggest that someone who views a white guy wearing blackface and an afro, and sees anything but uber foolish fan behavior, is themselves a screwed up racist. Fuck em

  • Fightingbeaver says:
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    I remember the 2007 blackout incident. A few stupid idiots ruined it for everyone and the event was not organized very well either. The whole thing was just pathetic.

    The U of O, the most liberal college in the world had no problems with their blackouts. The fans just dressed in black t shirts or sweat shirts and that was that. There were blackened faces but no one screamed “racist” when they did it. The whole motivation behind it was just to support their team.

    Is the NCAA going to ban Yellow outs because it is shows racism towards Asians?
    Is the NCAA going to ban Red outs because it shows racism against American Indian?

    The whole thing is just stupid. If I remember correctly, back in the Erickson era, most fans dressed in mostly black anyway because of the “men in black” pre-game video and players most times were in black uniforms. We did it without even knowing it.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Shit, I just bought a new afro wig.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    This is so fucking stupid it makes me embarrased to be an alum. Black is our school color for christs sake. You go to any stadium and they will have goofy afro style wigs in their school color and face painted in their school color. Its not racist.

  • osbeavs says:
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    Angry, I was a student during the 2007 event so let me frame the situation. Basically, our athletic department is so slow, the students organized a grass roots campaign to have a “black out”. The students by and large showed up in black. Unfortunately, two guys (probably frat) made a foolish and decision. It didn’t appear that they had maliciously dressed in black and had worn Afro wigs. Instead, they believed that painting their face and putting a wig on would make them look more like fans. The unfortunate part occurred when they didn’t paint the black face paint close enough to their eyes (if you have ever tried to paint your face, you will realize that it is harder than it looks). It looked quite a bit like black face, they were just too ignorant to know about black face.

    Midweek following the game, a certain editorialist at OSU caught wind and wrote about the event. Unfortunately, she didn’t use it as a time to educate. She instead became very indignant and criticized the entire student body for promoting a racist act. She was almost completely unaware of football culture and how their ignorance could have led to this event. This only further exploded when the Eugene (and possible Portlandb news found out about the editorial and blew the thing up. Typically people ignored this editorialist’s remarks but for whatever reason this caught on. Essentially, something was made out of nothing and education didn’t take place, the school administration just stood in fear. Thus, organized blackouts haven’t occurred. Ray dropped the ball five years ago, I think he now is trying to at least do something. Sort of feels like rubbing salt in an old wound though.

    • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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      you left out the part about the students dropping the “N” Bomb around campus and the game. That wasn’t accidental, so it’s hard to believe the mis-application of black face paint was accidental too.

      • Bob says:
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        I don’t believe that. I think you made that up for God knows what reason, stir the pot?

        • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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          I can’t tell if you’re joking or not, since that article has already been linked to in the previous post. Here it is again if anybody wants to take the time to read it.

          http://www.dailybarometer.com/forum/understanding-why-blackout-reser-hurts-1.2384207#.UG8BTK6jOSo

          • hellobeavers says:
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            Painting your face black is stupid. I didn’t know people still wanted to do that after they learned how offensive it was. As is wearing a wig. The blackout in my mind simply meant that you’re supposed to wear your black Oregon State shirt instead of your Orange one.

            These people dropping the N word is news to me. I had not heard that.

          • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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            Stupid is what a lot of football fans do. It is not racist, just stupid. Black is a school color, for gods sake. Blacks drop the N word a lot…..so what?

  • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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    I think Ed Ray’s letter is in response to the Oregonian’s John Canzano column 2 days ago, where he said the cancellation of the black out is a “Cop Out”, and that Oregon State should have used this as a teachable moment.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2012/10/canzano_oregon_states_backing.html

    Suddenly Ed Ray decides to hastily use it as a teachable moment. Not a coincidence.

    And going back to the reason why it was banned in the first place, just read the 2007 Daily Barometer article. They talk about dipshit white boys wearing their wigs and facepaint to the game and talking to each other like they’re gangsta, throwing the word “nigga” around casually to each other like the black out made that ok to do. Sure, the word doesn’t have the same meaning these days, but people do still find it offensive, especially when they don’t think it should be used in a joking context like the dipshits thought they were doing.

    The article has quotes from Quizz and Dockery explaining that they’re ok with the fans dressing up to support their team, but when it turns towards displaying offensive behavior towards their culture, understandably, they’re not ok with it.

    It’s one of those stories that will only go away if we stop taking about it, but at the same time it obviously needs to be talked about, considering it’s the #1 topic surrounding the school right now when a #14 ranking and #Beaverjuice should really be what’s on everybody’s mind.

    I blame the Daily Barometer for bringing it up again this year, causing the school’s knee jerk reaction to cancel the blackout. It’s busch league journalism to report on something that isn’t even news, in order to create news. Dipshits……

    • krogercomplete says:
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      Yeah, that’s my understanding of the situation. Went bad in 2007, big black eye for the school, never did it again. When it was reorganized this year, an organization (not sure if a student group or who it was) asked the school to cancel the blackout because of the shit storm five years ago and not wanting to create another opportunity for people to act a fool. School caved and cancelled it, followed by some negative press (i.e. Canzano), followed by Ray jumping into the frey and re-authorizing it. I take Ray’s letter as basically saying, we’re not racist, we can do black out in the appropriate way and I trust the non-racist student body at OSU to do this appropriately. So, let’s show the world we can do this without incident. Probably should have been Ray’s immediate response to the request not to have it, but it got bungled.

    • BeavInEugene says:
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      “The article has quotes from Quizz”

      Either you didn’t read the article or it wasn’t 2007. Quizz a senior in HS then.

      • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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        You’re right, the article I was referencing about Quizz and Dockery was an October 2010 article about the 2007 incident. thanks for pointing that out. I’ve posted the link to the article above.

  • Tim_OS says:
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    So if I am reading this thread correctly, even though my ticket says wear black, I am not supposed to or I will be a racist? What about the people who don’t even know this is going on and they ‘accidently’ wear black to the games. Are they going to be racists? I always see people wearing black to games.

    • krogercomplete says:
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      No no, you can wear black. Just don’t paint your face black, wear an afro, and try to talk like a ganster the entire time.

  • SalemBeav says:
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    Maybe OSU is so thin skinned, and politically correct. Angry has it right, if someone is doing something or wearing something inappropriate then bounce them out. The whole redneck thing of OSU, I mostly hear from Duck posters. My son’s graduation last summer looked anything but redneck and Michelle Obama had standing ovation. You can’t paint the thousands of decent fans with a racist brush on account of a few idiots. And my guess is who ever did this in 2007 didn’t attend OSU. And I didn’t know football games were now diversity statements. And as far as the young black men on the team from what I have seen in interviews are humble, respectful and of good character to the highest degree. The mistake is making anything of this. Now someone from back east or mid west will have an impression that OSU has some major racial problem that has to be addressed by a “wear black for diversity” campaign. What happened to just supporting the team and team colors.

  • Sparkyd73 says:
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    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. We have created a society that has replaced true bigotry with a new blight of hyper-sensitive political correctness. Don’t get me wrong, I know that there is still bigotry in this world. But, a couple of students that paint their faces black is not racist. But, now what happens is a few white kids take offense to prove they aren’t racist. They project how they think that their fellow black students might perceive this to be a racist act. And they lash out at it. Not reallizing that by bringing attention to it they are actually not allowing our country to get past racism. The only way to get past racism as a country is to treat each person based on their merits. If you continue to bucketize people by the color of their skin, then we will continue to see people by the color of their skin.

    Interestly, I think that this happens more by people that have “white guilt” rather than people in the black community. But, either way it continues to harm this country.

    I find it interesting that the original occurence happened in 2007 and the current student government had a problem with it, even though I doubt any of them were even at OS when it happened. People need to insert common sense when it comes to all of this stuff, intent does matter.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      Spot on! Hey look at us. They have created a problem where there wasn’t one.
      PC gone wild at OSU.

    • angry says:
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      I’m not PC.
      It’s just that OSU had a racism image since Andros. Finally getting past it and then this…

      • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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        hey Angry, why did your doppelganger change color? thought it was always green? or maybe this is an imposter….

    • Sparkyd73 says:
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      Angry, I disagree with the Andros image concern. The current crop of prospective students and athletes don’t have any idea who Andros is and what his race views may or may not have been. I think you are giving way to much credit for people even being informed to the history. I think the bigger issue is the lack of diversity at the school which makes some people feel the need to work even harder to prove they aren’t racists.

      • Jack says:
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        The whole Andros thing wasn’t racism, but it looked that way because of the participants.

        Andros was just a hard-nosed military type who wanted his teams clean cut and shaven. Some blacks do have skin problems with shaving, but at that time (and in Andros’ time of service) they were made to shave regardless. Andros simply enforced the same policies on his football teams, and a couple players who had issues found solidarity from others who understood. They happened to be all of one color, and observers found this to be an issue of racial insensitivity.

        It probably was that kind of issue given that the military now allows people with skin conditions averse to shaving to not shave (they still need to keep it trim). It was just misunderstood on a personal, hygenic, disciplinary and physiological level, not a systemic racial or cultural one.

  • Bob says:
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    So is it a Black Out or an Orange Out tomorrow? Tickets say black, but Ray say Black Out for the next two games, no mention of tomorrow. What the heck? Mish mash? Confusion.

    • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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      Tomorrow’s WSU game is a “Wear Orange” game. Because of this issue, we’ll probably have a bunch of people in Orange and Black, which is how it should be anyway.

      According to the original plan, the season tickets read:
      WSU=Orange
      Utah=Black
      ASU=Orange
      CAL=Black
      UO=Orange
      Nicholls=Orange

      • Fightingbeaver says:
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        Thanks for the heads up. I wish it would be “black” against the ducks. Shit, they wear more black than Beaver fans do. It’s time to show those fowls that OSU own’s black in the State of Oregon. I hope the team doesn’t choose orange jerseys with white pants……that sucks……black pants look much better.

      • Bob says:
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        Orange it is. Spread the word.

      • Jack says:
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        The Nicholls State game will not be played.

        So says I. 😉

        • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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          speaking of, I talked to the Beaver ticket office earlier in the week to see if I missed out on the Nicholls State ticket exchange while out of the country. I did, but they said if the rescheduled game gets cancelled because of the Pac-12 championship game, they will issue refunds for your Nicholl’s State tickets. Holding those tickets DOES NOT mean you have any priority when purchasing games for the Pac 12 championship game however, since that is considered the post season. Just sayin’…….

    • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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      Tickets for tomorrow should say Orange (mine do.) The blackout games were supposed to be Utah and Cal. This whole thing has created a lot of confusion.

    • whatever says:
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      No, Ed Ray said: wear black attire to the Oregon State – Utah football game on Oct. 20 and to the Cal game on Nov. 17

  • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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    The #Beaverjuice t-shirts are available in the Beaver Store and on the store’s website now. Not sure how limited of a run they printed, but if you want one they’re only $10 (with $6.00 for shipping if you buy online). They were printed in Black or Orange options.

    http://osubeaverstore.com/Product/Detail/-beaverjuice-tees/

    You’ve got to think if they Beavs can keep it competitive this season, College Gameday will be coming back to Corvallis again (maybe for the Civil War?) Would be nice to see the crowd decked out in that shirt.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Now thinking of one for CW: “Just Sip It” with a Beaver holding a cup (with black OS logo on it and orange liquid) and straw for a duck….

      Or just a Beaver holding the glass/straw with the phrase “Sip it.”

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    I thought Ed Rays’ letter was refreshing if not a little late, but better late than never. However, if his letter is the first you’ve heard of this week blackout turmoil then yes, it would be confusing.
    I was glad to see someone step up and say something that resembled common sense.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    ON S-I’s front page, Urban Meyer leads his team in the “Ohhhhh! Esssss! Youuuuuuu!” chant….

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/?eref=sinav&sct=nfl_nv_a

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    Black out, white out any color out I could give a rip. I’ll be there in my polyester slacks, tight black sweater vest, white belt and shoes with goofy glasses as the finishing touch.

    This winning crap is a pain in the ass. I’ll have to leave early, pay extra for parking, walk a further distance, wait in a long line to take a whiz, have some “bandwagon” jerk in front of me tell me when to stand up and cheer, wait for endless TV timeouts, get trampled leaving.. then work my way slowly through post-game traffic. Door to door probably about 10 hours!

    I miss the good old days of 20,000 true fans. It was nice and quiet, like a library. JB

    • Jack says:
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      I was there rain or shine, start to finish when you were there… also before and after.

      But hey! At least Dwayne Owens had the opportunity to lead the nation in kick returns.

    • dickassman says:
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      LOL

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    Osu is recist because of Dee Andros?? Get a life. That was effing decades ago. I have never heard, in any recent time, any mention of a racist era for OSU athletics. So sorry,. but that is horseshit.. Has ANY black athlete who came here, ever seid, “hey, I heard it was racist but seems ok.” ??? I guarantee the media would be all over it. So it isnt happening. No such perception.

    Wearing blackface is not racist. For the uber sensitive, anything can be racist. Any action that involves a black person can be labelled racism. Pass interference? Damn racist refs…

    Lets try to move on.

  • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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    knock knock knock……is this thing on?

  • Beaver Byte says:
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    Down to 39 tickets left. 37 Valley View and 2 in section 11 on the old side.
    http://www.tiqiq.com/Tiqiq/SingleEvent.aspx?BrandID=fansided&EventID=4406279933&PublisherID=1123278&WidgetID=0

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Here’s what Rashaad Reynolds had to say about wearing black. Scroll down past Riley’s interview and you can hear Reynolds’ remarks at 1:40
    http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/100412aac.html

  • wannabeav says:
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    I guess I’m with Angry. President Ray should have left this alone. Take your lumps from Canzano and move on. Let sleeping dogs lie, as the saying aptly puts it. Speaking of dogs (1.0), unscrupulous coaches (like Sarkisian) are sure to use this stuff against in recruiting. And the irony is too much because his team, like that equally unscrupulous program in Eugene, is quick to appropriate our team color when it suits their marketing/motivational purposes.

    speakings of Dawgs (2.0); tomorrow is the first time both Washington schools have played in the Valley the same day against OSU and UO since I-5 was constructed. It will be a car flag bonanza in the corridor tomorrow.

    • alex says:
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      Ah geez, good point. Traffic will be horrendous.

      • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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        lot’s of potential for road rage tomorrow. the freeway will be littered with flags from all of the people who forget they’re flying and roll their windows down.

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          Window lock for the kids in the rear and no flags up front. But we are heading down tonight to avoid all the craziness. It’s good to still have family in Corvallis, I dont know how they are still there… I got out after my freshman year in college.

          I dont know if its just me, but all my friends and family living in Corvallis have never grown up. I feel like a town like Corvallis can do that to you. But then again, maybe I haven’t grown up.

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      I’m now thinking major penalties will be levied against nikegon sometime soon. That investigation and reports of negotiation have just taken too long now. It’s been more than a year since the original notice of investigation was sent. And they’ve been negotiating a lesser sentence since last December?

      I don’t think so.

      They may be hit with less than they deserve. But I’m thinking the NCAA has something important to say about their cheating… something more important than a couple years of probation.

      • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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        Seems like any news related to this drops on Friday’s at 4:45 PM, just as everybody logs off their work computer.

      • angry angry says:
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        I haven’t heard a peep.
        I figured Phil was busy negotiating a backroom deal.

      • Fightingbeaver says:
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        No matter what or when it happens Eugene networks will play it down and cover it up big time, same thing they did with the burglary quarterback and pot smoking, speeding players in the past. In Eugene, ducks don’t do any wrong.

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      I think you can let sleeping dogs lie for the most part and I can understand that decades ago there may have been a perception by some that OSU was not at its best in diversity issues. I just think that what may have lingered from that over the past 15-20 years is limited and that OSU hasn’t had an understood racism issue over all that time. Race wasn’t an issue when I attended all the way from 1994 to 2001 short of one incident where someone peed off the 5th floor of a quad dorm building. That was simply a drunk “knucklehead” as Ray would say and that was during my first year in 1994. I don’t see Ray as saying or thinking we have a diversity issue. He is saying OSU is strongest through its diversity.

  • Beaver Byte says:
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    Good women’s soccer game on Pac-12 Networks right now with USC at Oregon St. Tied 1-1 early in the 2nd half. Oregon St. men at UCLA on immediately following. Both on DISH Ch. 413 in HD. 🙂

  • Beaver Byte says:
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    The last Valley View seats have sold out. Down to just 2 seats left in Section 11 and we are completely sold out. Won’t last long.
    http://www.tiqiq.com/Tiqiq/SingleEvent.aspx?BrandID=fansided&EventID=4406279933&PublisherID=1123278&WidgetID=0

    • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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      I don’t want to go anymore. I’ve decided to return my 2 tickets to OSU. There are now 4 seats available.

      • angry angry says:
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        Please tell me it’s not because of this post.

      • Fightingbeaver says:
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        Why don’t you want to go to the game?

        • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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          I don’t want to see the game sell out, and I want Beaverbyte to have something to write about

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            I’m still giggling that two tickets frees up four seats. rsteve hates your type.

          • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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            um…..the 2 seats Byte was talking about….plus the 2 seats I was planning to give up…..sums up to 4. Pretty sure that didn’t get by RSteve.

    • Beaver Byte says:
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      These last seats are Row 6 on the 30 yard line. Pretty nice tickets for whoever snags them. They probably are together and even if somehow they weren’t you could very likely work that out since they are same row in the same section. They are actually going for $118 each if you click ‘Buy’ and are guaranteed to be delivered in time for game.

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        Only being sold as a pair so they are indeed together. Ncaa_viOlation will be at the game. He wouldn’t potentially ruin an OSU sellout.

        • ncaa_viOlation ncaa_viOlation says:
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          I wouldn’t?

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            Hey NCAA_

            What the hell??? I just clicked in and ended up in April? Hence… that weird posting this morning. I hadn’t been in for a day or two and didn’t notice the date. That has never happened before????? JB

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    Just returned from sports gear store at Gateway Mall in Eugene. Loaded with duck fans and all they were purchasing were “black” and yellow jerseys, shirts, hats and alike. I guess puke green is not an in thing now. Beaver color is much better.

  • Fightingbeaver says:
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    Sorry, Gateway mall in Springfield.

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      Gateway! I haven’t been there since HS. I remember when going to The VRC was cool for buying school clothes. Once all the duck douche bags came out of the closet. We stopped going to Eugene for school clothes. I feel like Gateway and The Lancaster mall in Salem are like twins from different cities…

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    Fun fact of the day:

    Oregon State has the worst average starting field position in the FBS this season (own 25). The Beavers have started inside their own 20 on 33.3 percent of their possessions this season.

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    On today’s campus I believe there is more reverse racism occurring. Affirmative action is one racist policy. However, if you have attended social events on and around campus you would notice that most black kids are considered the cool kids by virtue of merely being black. Additionally, I have heard many young female coeds state that they would like the opportunity to be with a “black guy”, never heard that go in reverse. Being a white guy I’m sure that I haven’t experienced the full gambit of racial situations but my wife is hipanic so I am closer to the issue than many other white guys. It is ridiculous that people can no longer just laugh at the idiots, instead we take them seriously and this is where it leads us. Just think, if white people had their own channel (like BET, but it would be called WET) it would be considered a porn channel. I’m sure that Jesse James would retort and say that we have ABC, NBC, etc… Either way, I’m just fucking sick of the racial issues being brought continuously, especially in situations where it is clear there is no overt racial hatred or prejudice.

  • BeaverFever says:
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    On today’s campus I believe there is more reverse racism occurring. Affirmative action is one racist policy. However, if you have attended social events on and around campus you would notice that most black kids are considered the cool kids by virtue of merely being black. Additionally, I have heard many young female coeds state that they would like the opportunity to be with a “black guy”, never heard that go in reverse. Being a white guy I’m sure that I haven’t experienced the full gambit of racial situations but my wife is hispanic so I am closer to the issue than many other white guys. It is ridiculous that people can no longer just laugh at the idiots, instead we take them seriously and this is where it leads us. Just think, if white people had their own channel (like BET, but it would be called WET) it would be considered a porn channel. I’m sure that Jesse James would retort and say that we have ABC, NBC, etc… Either way, I’m just fucking sick of the racial issues being brought continuously, especially in situations where it is clear there is no overt racial hatred or prejudice.

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      So nice you posted twice…once was plenty. JB

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      I’m just fucking sick of the racial issues being brought continuously, especially in situations where it is clear there is no overt racial hatred or prejudice.

      My brain just exploded.

  • BeaverFever says:
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    Thanks dick.

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      Please don’t take offense but the word you were looking for is “gamut” not “gambit”. They mean two (not to or too) entirely different things. Just trying to help… don’t think too hard, language is difficult. JB

      • BeaverFever says:
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        Wow, thanks! I shall now to you oh great and wise boner. It takes an educated man to see through the point and catch the grammatical errors.

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          Better effort.. I can just see your little sausage like index fingers firing off a retort. OH .. I almost forgot. Your original diatribe had a point? JB

          Assuming you meant “bow”. Sausage like index finger must have hit the adjacent key. Take a deep breath…slow down.

          • BeaverFever says:
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            If you put this much effort into a resume you might actually be employed. The last thing I am worried about, while posting on a sports blog, is grammar. I guess I just assumed that intelligent people would grasp my point regardless of minor grammatical issues. It’s funny, you are more critical of my wording than my professors were while obtaining my masters in engineering.

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            Yes.. we all know that precision isn’t very important in engineering. Close enough usually works. JB

          • BeaverFever says:
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            Good point, grammatical precision is very important as engineer. I must be an idiot. Thank you for setting me straight .

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            Your’e welcome..glad to help. JB

          • angry angry says:
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            mmm sausage

          • Krogercomplete says:
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            Ahahahaha, sausage joke number two for you! I love it!

      • BeaverFever says:
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        Wow, thanks! I shall now bow to you oh great and wise boner. It takes an educated man to see through the point and catch the grammatical errors.

        • BeaverFever says:
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          Oops, double posted again. Why can’t I control this digitized beast they call a computer? Golly gee, pet-a-boner is going to have a field day with me.

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            Try a pencil or a thinner instrument, maybe your pinky fingers. Obviously your pudgy, stubby index fingers aren’t keyboard friendly. JB

          • BeaverFever says:
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            Thanks for the tip. I don’t have the finger dexterity you do. Nice shot at calling me fat, very creative.

          • BeaverFever says:
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            I would relish the opportunity to meet you in person but I know you are the type that prefers to yell insults from the crowd. I know high school was rough on you but you don’t need to lash out at others in an attempt to mask your insecurities.

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            Sorry but I’m not available or interested.

            You might try a classified ad. Go with.. “Portly 45 year old GWM looking for special person to enjoy OSU football, long walks on the beach and cuddling.” You can refine further to specify smoking and drinking preferences.. good luck. JB

          • BeaverFever says:
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            Your projection of me is amusing. Says more about you than me.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    I will be upset if OSU comes out with a similar statement re Muslims.

    Imo this video pretty much says it all: http://dotsub.com/view/72457cbc-fe18-4053-ae3f-6c7639cf4e79

    • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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      Kinda out of left field. Glad to see we know how you feel about Muslims though.

      • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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        Yeah, I have a problem with organizations who believe that if they can’t convert me to their way of thinking then it’s their duty to kill me.

        • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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          Amen to THAT, bro!!

        • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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          I’m a heathen bastard raised in a home with no religion. Therefore, I haven’t done my due diligence with regard to the contents/teachings of the Bible, Karan, Torah, etc. I haven’t seen text that says if you can’t get them to join, then lop off their heads. Maybe it’s in there, like I said I haven’t done my research. I do know that with most groups, the majority of the people are peaceful and good natured, but the ass holes are the ones who stand out. Posting what you did when it has no relation to OSU or its football team, makes you sound like the latter. OSU 45 – WSU 28

          • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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            Do some research then we’ll talk. It’s not very hard to find websites which have information about what’s in the Koran.

            In the mean time go fuck yourself.

          • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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            Haha, on it sir. I happen to have made friends with some Muslims (while attending OSU) that are good dudes. I’m married to a non-Muslim Arab, born and raised in the good old USA. Just not a fan of generalizing groups of people. Have a good night.

            Go beavs

          • whatever says:
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            Agreed.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Worst thread of all-time!!!!

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    Dear Client,

    I am sorry for the cost over runs on your recently concluded project. When I compiled the list of materials from the design specifications I accidentally ordered twice as much rebar and concrete than was necessary. These fancy new computers are so hard to use! I thought someone would know what I really meant to order. Sorry for the miscommunication.

    Sincerely,

    BeaverFeaver Consulting Engineer

    • BeaverFever says:
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      Nice. That might have been the lamest “burn” of all time. You probably whispered “burn” to yourself after writing it.

  • Krogercomplete says:
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    Things are spiraling out of control.

  • angry angry says:
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    Easy tigers.

    • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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      Seems to happen every time the blog goes non football related, lol

      • angry angry says:
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        Moved the thread down…
        seems like it is time to move on from this. Still not sure why Ray wrote this letter, just hope it doesn’t cost us recruits.

        • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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          And I wasn’t directly trying to piss off Mud and Sticks, so sorry bro if I did. I’ve never commented on anything religion or political based, and I guess I should’ve known. Never Again, hahaha.

          Should be a blast tomorrow. Excite to see how our secondary can adjust/improve. I’ll be there screaming.

          GO BEAVS!

        • WFO WFO says:
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          Fuckin pussy. I’m standing on my patio grilling flank steak and drinking a margarita an laughing my ass off at the Pboner/Giardia love fest. This shit is classic.

  • osubaby osubaby says:
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    You all need to lay off the booze, save that shit for tomorrow.

  • reddog15 says:
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    I think there should be a white out for the Civil War and everyone comes to the game naked.

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    Your own post is a superb creativity to me, I adore what you have got mentioned, extremely perfect, getting excited about your following 1 performs.

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